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Presentation on theme: "WHERE EDUCATION IS THE PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE... YEAR 10 PROGRESSION PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING 30 th June 2014."— Presentation transcript:


2 The aim of this evening is to find out… How to ensure your daughter progresses to the next level What your daughter can do when she leaves Mount Carmel What type of qualifications/courses she can apply for What grades she will need to get into college or training About the different kinds of schools and Colleges About our 6 th form partnership with City & Islington College

3 Year 11 Essentials Attendance and Punctuality Uniform and Behaviour Work ethic and focus Time management & organisation Participation in additional classes Planning and preparation Target setting Identifying strengths and weaknesses

4 Year 11 Preparation University - 2017 Y10 Summer Exams Academic Review Meetings Predicted Grades Core Science exam results College Applications (Oct – Jan) Mock Exams - Dec Y11 Parents Evening - Jan Exams – April - June Homework, Controlled Assessments Revision, Clubs

5 What pathways can be taken? 11-14 14-16 16-19 19+ GCSE D-G Other provision GCSE A*-C A levels Level 1 Vocational Level 2 Vocational Level 3 Vocational Advanced Apprenticeship Apprenticeship Employment Higher Education Further Education Key Stage 3 Curriculum IB Entry/Level 1 Foundation Learning Tier

6 What are the options? Full-time Education 11-18 A Levels Vocational related course Employment Work based training – is training which takes place in a training centre for a particular job area Employment with training Apprenticeships Employment without training

7 ‘A’ Levels: to do ‘A’ levels… You must have at least 5 GCSE grades A*-C including English and Maths. Many Centres will require B’s or higher. You must be able to cope well with study and exams. You want to study individual subjects. You are considering university. Then take 3 A levels in the 2 nd Year ‘A’ levels are level 3 courses and take 2 years

8 Vocational Courses Are BTECs, City & Guilds, NVQ, CACHE, Can be taken at level 1,2 or 3 depending on your GCSE grades – level 3 is equivalent to A levels and can lead to university courses Wide range of subjects such as: Childcare, Business, Mechanics, Performing Arts, Art, Hairdressing, IT, Sport Science, Construction, Society, Health and Development, Media, Design Technology etc………..

9 Vocational courses are suited to someone who… Knows what area of study interests them Likes to learn in a more practical way Is good at coursework Level 1 & 2 are usually 1 year courses and level 3 is 2 years Students can progress from a level 1, to level 2, to level 3 over a number of years

10 What level should I apply for? GCSE grades LEVEL OF STUDY Mostly E’s - G’s Choose BTEC/ Level 1 courses (1 year study) Mostly D’s Choose BTEC/ Level 2 courses (1 year study) 5 A * - C must include English & Maths (minimum – many colleges will require some B’s) Choose ‘A’ levels/ BTEC Level 3 courses (2 year study)

11 An Apprenticeship (work with training) Apprenticeships take place in a work environment Most apprenticeships are available at level 1 or level 2 You earn (a small wage) and learn at the same time There are very few apprenticeships for school leavers

12 Where can you study? Sixth Form at School(s) Sixth Form Centre Further Education College Work based training

13 A school with a Sixth Form Some 6 th Forms are attached to schools such as La Swap, iC6, Fortismere, Bishop Douglas, St. Michael’s Grammar, Bishop Challoner, Skinners Academy……… Most schools will offer courses to students who have obtained GCSEs grade B and above. ‘A’ levels in traditional subjects and a limited number of vocational courses (BTECs)are available Similar to a school environment. More structured than a College. There is usually a 6th Form common room and a range of enrichment activities.

14 Sixth Form Centres City & Islington 6 th Form Centre, BSix, Haringey 6 th Form, Woodhouse College, Leyton 6 th Form Only caters for 16 to 19 learners A wider variety of courses available. A Levels and vocational courses offered The entry requirements depend on the institution and course. The requirement for the same course at one centre may be different to another, usually depending on the popularity of the centre.

15 FE Colleges There are lots of local colleges such as: City & Islington, Barnet, College of North East London, Westminster Kingsway, Hackney Community college………… They offer a wide range of vocational courses BTEC’s/ NVQ’s/ CACHE and A Level courses There will be a mixed age of learners, more independence with learning, new environment, bigger buildings

16 Work Based Training Training providers offer work based training at a centre. To get an NVQ the student will do a mixture of working in a placement and training. This training is for a particular job and helps the person develop skills for employment

17 Where is the information at Mount Carmel? All Year 11 will have a careers advice in their PSHE lessons Y10 Presenting Yourself Day – 7 th July Y10 Career event - 9 th July Careers interviews There is a careers section in the LRC Information about Open Days College Websites

18 Advice – What should students do now? Research the area/job/career you are interested in – use careers library or Kudos Contact the colleges you are interested in to get a prospectus and go to the open evening. These start now but some are much later. Think about the course you want to study. Read the course descriptions carefully and ask for help if you are not sure. Focus on your goals – references are being written by the Year 11 team now. They include attendance, punctuality and general conduct. All Colleges will require a reference from school. The grades on them will be those on your October Report.

19 Advice – What should students do now? Check that you have the correct grades for the courses you want to apply for Apply for more than one college and more than one level of course Check colleges deadline for applications and send it in good time. Some deadlines are in November/ December, others not until January. Complete application forms by the end of the Autumn term at the latest. These are either online or paper. Take a copy, if paper, and hand it to the office for the reference to be attached. Be available in the summer (late August) for enrolment days. Your place will not be saved.

20 Good Luck !


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